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COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

2023 Recipients Announced

Each year we make grants to organizations for projects that serve the needs of women and girls on Staten Island and reflect the Soroptimist values of service to the community.  The Community Service Awards complement Soroptimist International of Staten Island’s other efforts that engage in awareness, advocacy and action through the recognition of women of distinction in our community, financial aid for women in crisis, scholarships for women pursuing higher education and beginning new careers, and for youth involved in community service.

Only members in good standing may submit an application.  If you are not a member but know of an organization that could benefit please reach out to info@soroptimistsi.org

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2023 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDEES

The Mission of Eden II Programs is to support people with autism throughout their lives to achieve their full potential through service, science, and passion.

Emergency Children’s Help Organization “ECHO” is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to a child experiencing a challenging medical or living emergency. ECHO’s goal is to help ease the burdern financially, along with brightening the child’s life during a time of crisis.

The Makeup on Wheels Foundation is dedicated to serving the needs of every ability. They help to provide the necessary funding for medical expenses, personal care, assistive devices, and educational and vocational training that are needed to help these individuals adapt and become independent.

Out Of The Storm Senior Housing is a non-profit 501(c)3 founded by Claudette Duff, LCSW. Their mission is to provide seniors with a family-like, affordable, and stable living arrangement. Their rental homes are located in residential neighborhoods and provide a warm, comfortable, and safe living environment. Since the residences are private homes in the community, the stigma of institutionalization is removed. With the dependable routine and stability provided by the home, our senior residents enjoy as much independence, dignity, companionship, and peace of mind as possible.

Person Centered Care Services (PCCS) provides person-centered supports and services to people with disabilities and their families in the New York City area. From supports in education, employment, and housing to training, counseling, and advocacy initiatives, we have been at the forefront of continuing to expand opportunities for people with disabilities. Throughout the years, our vision has remained the same: equitable opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, and a network of disability allies spread across communities near and far.v

The Staten Island Center for Independent Living is the only comprehensive multi-service provider in the borough that is primarily staffed and governed by individuals who have personal experience with disability. It is the borough's only not-for-profit agency providing services to individuals of all ages and all levels of disability. SICIL provides services to over thirteen hundred consumers annually.

The Staten Island Community Alliance formerly known as The Jubilee Collective is a group of African American community-based organizations that purposefully formed to create programming for our annual Juneteenth Celebrations here on Staten Island. These organizations led by leaders of color on Staten Island came together to build a cultural environment that will be sustainable organizationally beyond the holiday.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Along with Soroptimist "Dream" programs we support our local community with various projects including: 
Annual Ruby Awards & Luncheon
Community Service Awards
Staten Island Sisterhood
Guest Speaking Engagements
Monthly Service Projects including Food Drives & Holiday Toy Drives
Host Meet & Greet Networking Mixers
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Member

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COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

Monthly Projects to Benefit Our Local Community

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This April we collected soft, comfortable clothing for SA survivors to change into post forensic exams.

APRIL 2023

Women's History Month

MARCH 2023

To combat period poverty we collected feminine hygiene products which were then distributed to two local food pantries.

Valentine's Day

FEBRUARY 2023

Along with collecting candies and self care treats, our members took time to write personal notes of encouragement to Safe Horizon's clients to celebrate Valentine's Day

New Years

We collected and assembled 60 toiletry kits for SA survivors to use in the hospital post forensic exams.

JANUARY 2023

Holidays

DECEMBER 2022

Toys for Toddlers and Teens: A collectin for two often neglected demographics was our theme for December 2022's service project.

Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 2022

To help put food on the table we collected gift cards to local supermarkets.  The cards were distributed to Safe Horizon clients

Halloween

OCTOBER 2022

This month we're collecting NEW Halloween costumes for kids aged 3-11.  We ask that all donations be culturally sensitive and respectful. The costumes will be distributed by Safe Horizon to their clients' children.

Back To School

We're collecting back to school supplies, specifically for high school students, for Safe Horizon clients.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Various Projects

2021

Our members came together to help a variety of local organizations as we continued to deal with the pandemic.

Various Projects

2020

Despite the challenges we all faced in 2020, our club came together to help the community in a variety of projects, from sending food to first responders to a virtual food drive.

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